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The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge

 
 
Author
T.J. English.
Publisher William Morrow  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.95 x 6 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9780061824586
Pages/Publication Date 484/2011
Daedalus Item Code 62329
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(Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime) Following up The Westies, Born to Kill, Paddy Whacked, and Havana Nocturne, T.J. English's gripping account of corruption and racial tensions between New York City police and militant African Americans in the 1960s and 70s begins with the grisly 1963 killing of two young women in their Manhattan apartment. The so-called Career Girl Murders occurred on the same day that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and police soon arrested a near-blind black teenager named George Whitmore Jr. and coerced him to sign a 61-page confession. English weaves Whitmore's story with that of corrupt cop Bill Phillips and Black Panther Party leader Dhoruba Bin Wahad.

"A dramatic true story of race, police corruption, and urban chaos in 1960s New York.... George Whitmore would spend the next decade fighting the setup as police and prosecutors persisted in what they knew to be a miscarriage of justice. That same decade was the most violent in the history of New York City, with escalating racial tension between the police and black nationalist groups. Acclaimed journalist English profiles Whitmore, as well as Bill Phillips, a brazenly corrupt second-generation NYPD cop, and Dhoruba bin Wahad, a gangbanger turned Black Panther, to present an epic look at the racial animus, fear, and hatred that characterized that troubled decade. Drawing on interviews with former police and prosecutors, activists, hustlers, and journalists, English recounts a time of growing and visceral hostility between a police department steeped in corruption and a besieged black community that exploded in violence. He chronicles the rise of the Black Panther Party in New York and the Knapp Commission investigation of police corruption that was later depicted in the movies Serpico and Prince of the City. Through the lives of three ostensibly unrelated men, English peels back the underlying turmoil that led to the violent period and the unaddressed social ills that remain to this day."—Booklist (starred review)

 
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